I can't possibly be the only person who finds mandatory annual "Insider trading is bad, m'kay?" trainings just a bit fucking insulting, right?

Like, maybe the first one is justified as part of onboarding, sure. Just to make sure the rules are known and clear.

Every year? Are engineers so stupid that we forget after 11 months and need a refresher? Is that who companies believe are writing their mission critical software?

Not aimed at any one company 'cause they all do it. But who thinks this is useful?


@saramg Pretty sure it's the "we covered our tuckus" nonsense so the company doesn't get accused of encouraging this sort of thing.

Sadly I doubt the engineers are the main issue when it comes to insider trading as they tend to be the last to know any kind of financial details.

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@craigmaloney I mean, of course it is. It doesn't make it any less infantilizing and insulting just because it's policy.

@saramg Oh definitely. More a diagnosis of the tick-a-box culture of project management and human resources.

It's sad that most of corporate time is spent on such nonsense.

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